4 Things To Look For In A Warehousing And Distribution Service

by Michael Kotendzhi | Warehousing, Logistics
4 Things To Look For In A Warehousing And Distribution Service

Warehousing and distribution are a vital part of your business. But we know how difficult it can be to choose the right warehousing and distribution service when so much is riding on the experience and professionalism of the provider you choose.

To help you make the right decision, consider these four factors when you’re on the hunt for a new warehousing and distribution service for your company.

  1. Experience in warehousing and distribution - Some of the services you may be looking to work with are experienced in either warehousing or distribution, but not both. This can be a problem if you’re trying to save money or build your company brand. The last thing you want to worry about is improper distribution to your clients. That said, be sure that the service you’re considering working with has experience in distribution and warehousing.
  2. Transportation services. - It’s a good idea to look for warehouse and distribution services that also provide transportation services throughout North America. Services that have a network of asset-based delivery units can provide greater efficiency and customer service through a carrier network. Hundreds of trucks and trailers can help your company get the job done right.
  3. Co-packing services. - A warehouse and distribution service that also offers co-packing, repacking, display, mixing, and kitting services is a great way to save on time and money. You don’t need to worry about finding other experts in heat wrapping, shrink wrap packaging, or stretch film. The experienced professionals you need are right there under the same warehousing and distribution service that provides your other services.
  4. Great customer service. - It’s surprisingly easy to determine whether a warehousing and distribution service provides superior customer service. Look up the company you’re considering working with and read the reviews of other enterprises and companies who’ve worked with the services you’re considering.

Looking for experienced warehousing and distribution services?There’s a reason so many Canadian companies are using third-party logistics services. When you have an entire business to run, using a warehousing and distribution service can make things a little easier. In fact, Canadian for-hire trucking firms are responsible for 80% of the total tonnage shipped intra-provincially.

18 Wheels offers warehousing and distribution services including heavy hauls, commercial logistics, reverse logistics, and warehousing for food storing. No matter what kind of enterprise you’re running, 18 Wheels has what you need to succeed. For more information, contact 18 Wheels today.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.